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Egypt: Up to 100 pro-Muslim protestors killed

July 27, 2013

Scores of people were killed and hundreds more injured after Egyptian security forces attacked crowds of protesters calling for the reinstatement of Mohamed Mursi as president…

There were conflicting reports on the numbers killed. The BBC said there were unconfirmed reports as many as 100 people may have died and more than 1000 had been wounded…

It was a move that the pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators had been fearing after a huge turnout of Egyptians on Friday night to support the country’s military leader and Defence Minister, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who called on people to come onto the streets to give him a mandate to fight ”terrorism”.

Commentators said it was widely understood that General Sisi was talking about the weeks of pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests that had paralysed parts of Nasr City and Giza since the latest political crisis gripped Egypt just before the downfall of Dr Mursi on July 3.

SMH

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